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University of Texas at Arlington
The PETRA Conference brings
together different types of technology to address an important social
and healthcare issue: as the world's population ages, there is
growing interest in solutions for the in- home care of the elderly as
well as for the care of people with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and
other disabilities or traumas. PETRA (which means "stone" in Greek)
reflects the needs of the domestic environment, or "Oikos" as it was
known in ancient Greece, but from a technological perspective.
People's living environments are particularly important in an
increasingly crowded and complex world where the need for
inclusiveness and connectivity with the rest of the world is key.
PETRA addresses the fact that, as people grow older, they will
increasingly rely on technology to be able to stay in their homes.